Mercy

Orville is trying to get on with his life after his wife was killed in a car accident. His father is mostly taking care of his still unnamed infant daughter while his boss as work is aggressively trying to comfort him. Everything changes when he sees the man responsible for his wife's death. Is someone in this much pain capable of forgiveness?
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Mercy

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  • Asher Wyndham:
    20 Dec. 2017
    MERCY is a heartbreaking play about the heart breaking after the loss of loved one. Paralysis, volcanic anger, irrationality -- all that and more intensify Szymkowicz's character-study of Orville. The man earns our empathy from the beginning, even when he's near madness. His descent into vegenance is an action that 99.9% of us wouldn't take; however, that anti-heroic journey pushes him to a difficult choice that reveals so much truth about how humans cope with traumatic pain. Yes, a lot of sadness in this play, but it's also really funny! Produce this play!

Development History

  • Reading
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    Barefoot Theater
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    2016
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    New Jersey Rep
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    2016
  • Reading
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    Wilbury Theater Group
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    2015
  • Reading
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    Azuka Theater
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    2015
  • Reading
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    MCC Theater
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    2013
  • Reading
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    Asylum Theater
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    2013
  • Reading
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    Primary Stages
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    2012